Cyberduck

Cyberduck

Web site: cyberduck.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java, C#
First release: 2001
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Cyberduck – a libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

Cyberduck is a free FTP client with a very simple GUI that allows you to easily perform all FTP tasks. It can handle transfers from SFP, Webdav or Amazon S3. Users looking for a reliable and free FTP client will definitely be pleased with Cyberduck.

Adding a new connection in Cyberduck is very simple and takes only a few seconds, and helpful tutors are waiting for new users. You can drag bookmarks from and into the Finder program, which is quite a convenient option. The Cyberduck interface is transparent and easy to use, and the extensive guide provides convenient assistance even for new FTP users.

In addition, Cyberduck is compatible with many external editors, such as BBEdit, TextWrangler or TextMate. The program is also integrated with Dropbox.

Goals:
– Handles FTP, SFTP, Webdav and S3
– Integration with external editors
– Elegant interface
– Available in many languages

The project developers are David V. Kocher and Yves Langisch.

SymmetricDS

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Web site: www.symmetricds.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Java
First release: November 2007
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SymmetricDS – an open source software for database replication, with support for one-way replication, multi-master replication, filtered synchronization, and transformations.

Using web and database technologies, it can replicate data asynchronously as a scheduled or near real-time operation. Designed to scale to a large number of databases and operate between different platforms, it works across low-bandwidth connections and can withstand periods of network outage.

SymmetricDS is compatible with most operating systems since it is based on Java. It can run on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and other operating systems. For mobile applications using SQLite, the Java client libraries work on Android, and a minimal C library works with iOS applications.

Features:
– Remote offices replicated to a central office
– Cross platform database replication between different databases
– Replication between on-premise databases and cloud databases
– Consolidation of multiple databases into a data warehouse
– Regional database replication to improve access times for local users
– High availability of a database using a primary and secondary instance

DirSync Pro

DirSync Pro

Web site: dirsyncpro.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: July 30, 2008
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DirSync Pro – a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick (/External HD/PDA/Notebook, …). Use this USB-stick (/External HD/PDA/Notebook, …) to synchronize files to another desktop PC.

Main features:
– Easy, clear and user-friendly graphical user interface, no unnecessary gadget you never use.
– Runs on every modern operating system including Windows™, Linux™ and Macintosh™
– It is Portable! It does not need any installation. Just run the application!
– Open source, it is 100% free of charge, 100% free of commercial text, 100% free of advertisements and 100% free of spyware.
– No time/function limitations
– Uses no local database, so no overhead
– Does not need any installation. Just download and run it. You can put it on you USB-stick en you can run it on any computer/any platform.
Does not copy your files to a server on internet to synchronize your data. In this way you are totally in charge of your data.
– Lets your create a command line and save it to a batch file to run a synchronization with one mouse click or in a batch.

DirSync Pro is programmed completely in platform independent Java™ so it can be run under nearly every modern operating system including Windows™, Linux™ and Macintosh™.

Columba

Columba

Web site: www.columbamail.org (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Mozilla Public License
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: September 2005
Rating:  star  star  star

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Columba – an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful mail management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication.

Features:
– SMTP, POP3 and IMAP access support
– SSL and TLS transmission cryptography support
– GPG message cryptography support
– Bayesian spam filter, powered by Spam Assassin
– address book with automatic address collection and completion
– support for importing mailboxes
– email filtering
– virtual folders
– multiple skins, including GTK+ integration
– internationalization and localization to more than 10 languages
– calendars

Columba requires a Java 1.4 or later compatible virtual machine for your operating system (Java 1.5 is recommended).

The last version of Columba 1.4 was released in 2007.
The project developer is Frederik Dietz and Timo Stich.

UC Browser

UC Browser

Web site: www.ucweb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, aPad, Blackberry, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: J2ME
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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UC Browser – a free web browser for smartphone devices with fast download, data saving, ad-block functionality, and helps you access music, video, cricket information with smooth experience. Customized cricket feature is available on UC Browser. You can also check your train status, train ticket booking, seat availability, and other train enquiry on UC Browser.

The browser uses the data acceleration and compression technology. It uses proxy servers to compress and render web page data before sending it to users. This process speeds up the loading of websites. The browser can adapt to certain network environments and support the download of many files. In addition, the UC browser has HTML5 applications and cloud synchronization features. It has a “quick download” function, which increases the download speed using the multi-threading technique.

UC Browser is developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is in turn owned by the Alibaba Group.

JDownloader

JDownloader

Web site: jdownloader.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: 2008 ?
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JDownloader (now: JDownloader 2) – a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day.

Key features are:
– simultaneous downloading of multiple files
– limiting transfer
– configuration of Premium accounts
– Captcha security recognition
– automatic unpacking of archives after downloading
– disabling the system after downloading, etc.

Among the interesting features, it is also worth to mention the Link Collector. This module monitors the system clipboard on a current basis and saves all URLs leading to files. Then the user can choose which one he intends to download. In addition, the program can be integrated with the Firefox browser thanks to the FlashGot extension.

JDownloader run under Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac, etc., and other platforms which support Java 1.5 or higher.

JFtp

JFtp

Web site: j-ftp.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: ?
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JFtp – a graphical network browser. It supports various types of connections like FTP, SMB, SFTP, NFS, HTTP and local ones, has a nice Swing GUI, lots of features and can be started & (auto)updated using Java Web Start in any browser.

JFTP integrates the most widely used and widely accepted security mechanism, SSL (Secured Sockets Layer), to securely transfer your business critical and sensitive data. JFTP is written entirely in Java, meaning, it can run on a wide variety of platforms (Unix-like, Linux, BSD, Windows, Solaris, OS X, etc.).

It supports FTP using its own FTP API and various other protocols like SMB, SFTP, NFS, HTTP, and file I/O using third party APIs, includes many advanced features such as recursive directory up/download, browsing FTP servers while transferring files, FTP resuming and queueing, browsing the LAN for Windows shares, and more.

You can also have more than one connection open at a time in a mozilla-style tabbed browsing environment.
The FTP API is separated from the GUI and can also be used in third-party applications.

It should ideally be launched in a Web browser via Java Web Start (contained by the Java 1.6+ plugin), but can also be started locally.

JFtp is free and distributed under the GNU public license. The API is dual licensed, you may use it under the GPL in your project or negotiate with me about a commercial license.

The project developer is David Hansmann.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Web site: www.google.com/chrome/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Asembler, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Google Chrome – a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way. It’s quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications lightning fast. Chrome’s browser window is streamlined, clean and simple.

Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more. Chrome puts you in control of your private information while helping protect the information you share when you’re online. By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen.

Google releases the majority of Chrome’s source code as the Chromium open-source project; however, Chrome itself is a proprietary software.

It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems. The Google Chrome browser takes a sandboxing-based approach to Web security. Each open website runs as its own process, which helps prevent malicious code on one page from affecting others (or the computer operating system at large). The browser also supports Web standards such as HTML5 and cascading style sheets (CSS).

Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.

RSSOwl

RSSOwl

Web site: www.rssowl.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: December 19, 2004
Status: Not Active
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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RSSOwl – a powerful application to organize, search and read your RSS, RDF & Atom news feeds in a comfortable way. Highlights are saved searches, google reader sync, notifications, filters, fast fulltext search and a flexible, clean user interface. It is written in Java and built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform which uses SWT as a widget toolkit.

Features:
– Free – You can download and use RSSOwl for free without limitations
– Cross Platform – RSSOwl can be used on all major platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
– News Filter – Automate common actions on news items based on powerful search conditions
– Instant Search – Never miss a news anymore with RSSOwl’s powerful search engine
– Saved Searches – Searches can be saved and used like feeds
– Notifications – Be notified on news you care about most
– News Bins – Store news you think are worth keeping inside news bins
– Labels – Use Labels to associate keywords with news entries
– Supports plugins
– Import – Can import saved chanels from OPML
– Export – Can export of news to PDF, RTF and HTML
– Supports keyboard shortcuts
– Can work through a proxy

The project developer is Benjamin Pasero.

Chromium

Chromium

Web site: www.chromium.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD, GPL, LGPL, MIT, MPL, MS-PL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Chromium – an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Google’s browser Chrome is built from the Chromium source code and the Chromium releases appear essentially similar to recent releases of Google Chrome, bypassing specific additions from Google, the most notable among them are: Google brand, automatic update mechanism, licensing terms, usage tracking, built-in PDF reader and integration with Flash Player. Chromium uses the WebKit engine.

Chromium (Latin: chromium) is the name given to the open-source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project, which is headed by Google developers, with input from community developers. Google’s intention was, as stated in the technical documentation, that Chromium be the name of an open source project and the name of the final product was Chrome. However, other developers have taken the Chromium source code and released versions under the name Chromium.

A part of Chromium, which was authored by Google is released under the BSD license, with other parts subject to other open licenses, including: X11, LGPL, Ms-PL and the three-way license MPL/GPL/LGPL.

Many developers have compiled Chromium’s open source code and made own versions of the web browser under new names, such as: CoolNovo, Comodo Dragon, Flock, Opera, Iron, Min, Rockmelt, SlimJet, Vivaldi.